The Girls

Synopsis: Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic comic play about women and war. As they re-assess and deal with the problems in their respective private lives, they recognize the parallels with the play and begin to realize that it is serious - even tragic - after all.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
100 min

all got husbands away at the front.

Can I help you?

Mine's been away for five months.

I can't tell you how sad it is.

Mine's been gone for seven months.

There's nota man around.

If l find a way of ending the war,

will you support me?

Will you help me?

If you're raising funds for peace,

I'd pawn everything in my wardrobe.

I'd fillet myself like a flat-fish

and give away half for peace.


Here you are then...

I shall tell you my plan.

Fellow women!

If we want to force the men

to make peace, we've got to give up...

Give up what?

Are you ready?

We're ready to die if necessary.

Well... we've got to stop

sleeping with them!

Total abstinence is all that'll work.

Why do you turn away?

Where are you going?

Why do you shake your head

and turn pale?

Do you want peace? Yes or no?

Nice of you to call.

Are you at home, darling?

No, at the office,

but I'm calling on my private line.

Look, she's leaving tonight

on that Lysistrata tour.

Let's celebrate.

How about dinner tomorrow?

-When you will be here?

-Come to my place for a chamge.

Does she know about us?

No, not the faintest suspicion.

See you tomorrow then, darling.


Do you want peace? Yes or no?

Not me. I'll never do it.

Our new perfume, madam?

How do you want it?

Peace or war? Yes or no?

Not me. I'll never do it.

Let the war go on.

I'd never manage it.

Let the war go on.

-The nighttrain to Kiruna...

-Yes, madam?

When does it leave?

Let the war go on.

The old porter at the last place

almost needed carrying instead!

Of all the horrid rooms in all

the horrid hotels, I have the worst!

- Have you gota shower?

- No.

Is there a shower in this place?

I believe you have a scheme

for tourists to meet local families.

I'm from Stockholm and I'd like

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Mai Zetterling

Mai Elisabeth Zetterling (Swedish pronunciation: [mâjː sɛ̂tːəɭɪ̂ŋ]; 24 May 1925 - 17 March 1994) was a Swedish actress and film director. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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